CAIRO: Clashes erupted at Ain Shams University on Sunday over sanctioning a Muslim Brotherhood rally protesting the detention of the group’s students.
Campus security guards reportedly allowed the pro-Brotherhood rally to enter the premises.
Violence broke out between Brotherhood students and independent students which saw both sides throwing stones, molotov cocktails and broken glass.
The students also shot fireworks at each other, causing panic as bystanders struggled to find a way out. Security officials meanwhile did not intervene.
Injuries have been reported on both sides.
Minister of Higher Education Hossam Eissa blamed the Brotherhood for the clashes, saying that violent acts inside universities were expected; citing the Brotherhood as saying it depends on its students to cause chaos inside campuses.
Eissa added during a phone interview on the Misr al-Gededa TV show, on the privately-owned Al-Hayat satellite channel, that managing campus security was the responsibility of the presidents of the universities.